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Meet Cito Gaston Family: Wife Lynda Gaston And Two Children With First Wife


Cito Gaston retied from coaching in 2010 after nearly two decades of coaching career.
Cito Gaston retied from coaching in 2010 after nearly two decades of coaching career. ( Source : bluebirdbanter )

Cito Gaston and his wife, Lynda Gaston, have been together since 2003. She is his third wife.

In 2003, the former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager tied the knot for the third time. His previous two marriages had both ended in divorce.

He tied the knot with Lynda Gaston with the hopes that this would be his last marriage, as he no longer wants to be remembered as a man who has been through three unsuccessful marriages in the past.

The 78-year-old is now living his retirement life with his wife and family in his sweet tiny home in Oldsmar, Florida. Between 1967 and 1978, he played in MLB, mainly with the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves. Gaston was honored by San Antonio's Sports Hall of Fame with induction in 2006.

His autographed baseball was in an auction on November 7, 2022, at 09:59:00 PM EST and will be closed on November 10. The Major League Baseball Authentication Program authenticates the ball, and the current highest bid is $55.00.

Quick Facts About Cito Gaston

Full NameClarence Edwin "Cito" Gaston
Age78 years
Married StatusMarried (Three Times)
Current WifeLynda Gaston
Father's NameSammy Gaston
Mother's NameGertrude Coley
Children2

Cito Gaston Family Life, Parents And Siblings Details

Cito Gaston was born to an African-American family in San Antonio, Texas.

His parents, Sammy Gaston and Gertrude Coley, raised him in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Cito's birth name given by his parents was Clarence Edwin Gaston. However, the former Padres star chose to go by his nickname "Cito" as opposed to his real name, "Clarence."

Gaston subsequently explained to announcers for the Toronto Blue Jays that he had gotten the moniker from a Mexican-American wrestler he had observed when he was a young man living in Texas.

Cito Gaston was the first manager from the African-American family in Major League Baseball history to win a World Series title.
Cito Gaston was the first manager from the African-American family in Major League Baseball history to win a World Series title. ( Source : thestar )

Similarly, according to some other accounts, Gaston got his nickname from one of his buddies, Carlos Thompson. Thompson reportedly felt that Gaston looked like a famous Mexican wrestler who went by the ring name "Cito."

Though he was born in San Antonio, he spent most of his formidable early life in Seguin, Texas. His father has a monstrous body and worked as a long-haul truck driver.

Because of this, he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a truck driver or play professional baseball at the highest level. Meanwhile, her mother, Gertrude, was a housewife who sometimes worked as a waitress. Besides, Gaston had five siblings, all sisters.

Lynda Gaston Is Cito Gaston Third Wife

Former MLB player Cito Gaston married his current wife, Lynda Gaston, in 2003.

He had two previous marriages, each to a different woman. Cito's first two marriages ended in disaster, so he had little choice but to recommit himself to the notion of matrimony for the third time in his life.

But he was cautious and stringent this time around since he did not want his third marriage to go the same faith as the previous two did. And so far, it worked as Cito and Lynda, who were tied in 2003, the two are still intact, and their bond is more vigorous than ever. 

Cito Gaston is comforted by his Wife Lynda Gaston on his final game of his managerial career during a MLB game at the Rogers Centre September 29, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cito Gaston is comforted by his Wife Lynda Gaston on his final game of his managerial career during a MLB game at the Rogers Centre September 29, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ( Source : gettyimages )

They have been married for nearly twenty years, during which time they have committed their lives to one another. Next year in 2023, Gaston and Lynda will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, something Cito might have thought he would never experience following his two failed marriages.

In 2010 when Cito was serving as a Toronto Blue Jays manager, he took his day off and went home to care for his ill wife, Lynda. Gaston rushed her to the hospital, where she required an appendectomy. These are small and subtle things but are the nuances of how love and marriage work. 

Lynda was right by his arm when he played his final game for the Jays as a manager. As tears rolled down his eyes, his wife Lynda comforted him during the pre-game retirement ceremony in 2010.

Cito Gaston Has Two Children With First Wife Lena Green

Cito Gaston has two children, daughters Rochelle and Shawn, from his first marriage with ex-wife Lena Green.

In the seventies, he tied the knot with Lena, and the couple went on to have two lovely children due to their marriage. Both his daughters must have reached adulthood at this point. 

Gaston was under the impression that his busy baseball schedule was the cause of the collapse of his first marriage to Lena Green. Gaston tied the knot with a lady from Canada called Denise in the latter half of the '80s, and the couple remained together far into the early 2000s.

Former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston has tow daughters from his first marriage with ex-wife Lena Green.
Former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston has tow daughters from his first marriage with ex-wife Lena Green. ( Source : twitter )

He didn’t see his daughters from his first wife grow up because he was playing baseball. It is something he regrets to this day and has never repeated again. 

When he married for the second time to Denise, he was gifted with two step-daughters from his wife's previous relationship.

No information on them can be found on the internet. In addition, Cito is evasive regarding the details of his past marriage and does not discuss his children.

Some FAQs

Who are Cito Gaston parents?

Cito Gaston was born into an African-American family. He was received by his parents Sammy and Gertrude in march 1944.

Who is Cito Gaston present wife?

Cito Gaston currently lives with his wife Lynda in Florida. He was previously married to two women, Lena and Denise on two seperate occasions.

Does Cito Gaston have any kids?

Cito Gaston has two kids from his first marriage with Lena Green. They are both daughters, Rochelle and Shawn.